January Meeting “Spend the Night in Japan with the OPA”

Please Join us at the Multnomah Arts Center on January 10 for our first general meeting of 2014. Our featured presentation is “Spend the Night in Japan with the OPA”.  All are welcome.

6:30 General Meeting Begins
7:30 Presentation “Spend the Night in Japan with the OPA”

To make it even more fun, why not bring Japan inspired snacks to share!

  • Traveling Exhibition by OPA and HPS members
  • Process, display and experience of 500 special need kids’ tiles Hokkaido
  • Studio tours and demonstrations

Both the Hokkaido and Oregon special needs tiles installations and the professional pottery exhibitions at the Odori Museum in Sapporo and Asahikawa Design Gallery were tremendous accomplishments and a great success.

The installation of 500 tiles made by special needs children was moving and
impressive. Displayed in the Chikaho (Sapporo) Train Station — a vibrant location, full of activity — it attracted a lot of attention from the public. Many families of the special needs children came to see their own tiles in the large display. The ingenious display units that Hokkaido Pottery Society (HPS) constructed for the tiles were scaled so that wheelchairs could have perfect viewing access. The display and the beautifully detailed signage provided intimate, detailed information about the clay tile workshops and the hundreds of unique children who participated.

English Translated HPS Website

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